Sep 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
amongst cows born in the past ten years in the united states and tests show there is little possibility of pathogens forming in cows aged 30 months or younger. it has fallen to tenth place in the world's competitive economies. that's down one notch. the new ranking does reflect concerns over the country's massive debt as well as the sluggish economy. the world economic forum announced its annual ranking. the swiss based organization hosted the yearly davos conference where the world's political and economic leaders gather. the organization ranks the world's economies based on a survey of various factors, including business activity, education, medical services and also the labor market. it surveyed 144 countries and regions this year. now the forum did have praise for japan for its innovative technology, but japan lost points for the size of its national debt. it is about twice the size of the country's gross domestic product. switzerland held onto the top, singapore was second, finland climbed one notch to third place. the united states down two notches to seventh place. that's because
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
exported from here to ten countries in the asia-pacific region, including japan, the united states, and singapore. there are large oil deposits in eastern siberia. most of the crude oil exported originates in this area. during the soviet era, the oil fields of western siberia were the center of oil production. however, after nearly 40 years of productivity, they will soon be depleted. to take their place, production has been stepped up in eastern siberia. one of the oil fields now being developed by russian oil companies is this oil field, the size of switzerland. it was first discovered during the soviet era. at that time, there was no way to transport the oil, so it was left untouched for nearly 50 years. >> translator: currently, we have five tanks with the capacity of 3,000 cubic meters. one for processing, four for storage. construction recently began for two tanks of 10,000 cubic meters. >> reporter: for decades, the population of the local village has been falling. there were no jobs. the oil field development prompted the population boom. it's also brought new infrastructur
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." protests against the united states have spread across the muslim world since the release of a film accused of insulting the prophet muhammad. people in several countries took to the streets again after friday prayers. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population. about 250 people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. authorities deployed 300 police officers to guard the compound. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in the capital islamabad and the cities of karachi and peshawar. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan where u.s. air strikes targeting suspected militants regularly cause civilian casualties. >>> in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert ahead of possible demonstrations after the friday prayers. >>> japan's prime minister wants to change how his c
Sep 21, 2012 5:30pm PDT
phone. the united states, europe, asia, and australia. about 600 people wanted to be among the first in new york on friday. they were waiting before workers had opened the doors. one man said he'd been going for eight days. >> the speed, the camera, the size, it's thinner and lighter. and i want to put my software on it. >> the iphone 5 is taller than the previous model, uses the high speed lte wireless network. apple executives say the previous iphone was a worldwide hit. customers have placed even more orders for their new model. >>> here's the three-day world weather forecast. >> that's all for this hour on "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us.